This week we’ll spend the first half of the evening upstairs learning some basic arrangments of tunes from this term before coming down to the bar and sharing them in an informal concert, after which we’ll have a bit of a session. Here is a file of the arrangements, for anyone who wants to try them out or print them beforehand.
For the following two weeks we’ll have guest tutors Beth Gifford (April 1st) and Dave Delarre (April 8th). There will then be a break for Easter, with classes resuming on April 29th.
Just a reminder that there are no lessons this week as it’s half term.
This info for those of you that might be interested:
GOLDFISH FOLK CHOIR ON THURSDAY 17 JANUARY
Join us for weekly harmony singing; there’s no need to read music as everything is taught by ear. We sing rounds, ditties and folk songs – anything from Sea Shanties to Bob Dylan. Please get in touch if you have any questions at all.
Thursdays, 19:00 – 20:30 £6 on the door
The Grosvenor Pub (Upstairs) 127 Oaklands Road, Hanwell, W7 2DT
Email: fredadsouza (at) aol (dot) com
Happy New Year everyone! Our new term will start on January 7th , running through to March 25th but with no class on February 18th. Same time, same place – see you there!
Next week, December 10th, will be the last session of term and we’ll mark it with an informal concert and session at the Trade Union Club. Please invite your friends and family – we’ll meet as usual at 7:15 for a quick rehearsal, and then play some tunes for our audience at 8. After that we’ll retire downstairs for a session. Rather than selling tickets, I suggest we take a collection at the end which will then go to a local charity for the homeless. There may even be a raffle! Hurrah!
In preparation for our appearance at Ealing Country Dance Club, I’ve pulling some tunes out of the archive – I’ll recap these over the next couple of weeks, developing chord sequences, harmonies and the like. In addition to the tunes we’ve learned this term, I’ve chosen:
and also Soldier’s Joy, which I’ll film and post later in the week.
More to come!
Here’s a flyer for an old time workshop, dance and concert coming up in Richmond on Saturday 10th November.